00:55 - Mbare
Harare township during the colonial days, was built for the black working class from all over the central Africa, it was the first high-density, suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe. The name was changed to Mbare after independence in 1980.
01:00 - Harare Township
Prior to independence, "Harare" was the name of the black residential area now known as Mbare.
01:53 - Manyika
a shona dialect spoken by an ethnic group originating from the eastern parts of Zimbabwe.
01:53 - Zezuru
a shona dialect spoken by an ethnic group originating from the central parts of Zimbabwe.
01:53 - Karanga
a shona dialect spoken by an ethnic group originating from the southern parts of Zimbabwe.
03:31 - ZANU
The Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) is an organisation that was formed after a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union in 1963 (ZAPU) Both organisations were committed to armed struggle to liberate Zimbabwe from the colonialists.
03:34 - ZAPU
The Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) is a Zimbabwean socialist political party that was founded in 1961. It is an organization and political party that was committed to armed struggle to liberate Zimbabwe from the colonialists.
03:56 - Joshua Nkomo
(19 June 1917 – 1 July 1999) Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo was a Zimbabwean trade unionist who was responsible for the formation of early nationlist movements in colonial Zimbabwe. These included Zimbabwe ANC (African National Congress). NDP (National Democratic Party) then ZAPU.
Professor Nyazema refers to him as the father of Zimbabwe.
He served as Vice-President of Zimbabwe from 1990 until his death in 1999. He founded and led the Zimbabwe African People's Union from 1961 until it merged in 1987 with Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African National Union to form ZANU–PF.
06:35 - Ku stew
Public feeding scheme employed by the Rhodesian Government prior to UDI. The colloquialism references the stew that was given to children.
06:38 - Salisbury
Colonial name of the capital city of Zimbabwe, now know as Harare.
07:10 - Garfield Todd
(13 July 1908 – 13 October 2002) Sir Reginald Stephen Garfield Todd was a liberal Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia from 1953 to 1958 and later became an opponent of white minority rule in Rhodesia.
07:15 - Ian Smith
(8 April 1919 – 20 November 2007) was a Rhodesian politician, farmer, and fighter pilot who served as Prime Minister of Rhodesia from 1964 to 1979. Smith, who has been described as personifying white Rhodesia, Smith remains highly controversial, considered by many as an unrepentant racist.
07:25 - 'The Federation'- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was a colonial federation that consisted of three southern African territories—the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia and the British protectorates of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland—between 1953 and 1963
09:34 - Mugabe
(21 February 1924 – 6 September 2019) Robert Gabriel Mugabe was a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.
Professor Nyazema shared the following thoughts on Mugabe after recording "Sometimes described as a Marxist scholar, than a true Marxist."
10:21 - Gukurahundi
The Gukurahundi was a series of massacres of Ndebele civilians carried out by the Zimbabwe National Army from early 1983 to late 1987.
Professor Nyazema shared the following thoughts on Gukurahundi after recording "Although it mainly affected Ndebele speaking civilians anyone associated with ZAPU was affected"
11:03 - RENAMO
The Mozambican National Resistance is a militant organization and political movement in Mozambique.
Professor Nyazema shared the following thoughts on RENAMO after recording "Formed with the support of the South African apartheid state and sponsored by the Rhodesian Central Intelligence Organisation, it was founded in 1975 as part of an anti-communist backlash against the country's ruling FRELIMO party. This was part of the South African regime de-stabilization strategy of the region, so that the region remained non-communist. The formation was tacitly approved by the Americans, in response to the presence of Cubans in Angola."
14:30 - Strive Masiyiwa
(born 29 January 1961)is a London-based Zimbabwean billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of the international technology group Econet Global.
15:50 - Econet
officially known as Econet Global Ltd, is a diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, South America and the East Asia Pacific Rim, offering products and services in the core areas of mobile and fixed telephony services, broadband, satellite, optical fiber networks and mobile payments.
Common Shona words used in this episode
Chirungu - english
Murungu - white person
Varungu - white people
Inini/Ini - myself
Ma - the
Pa - at
Kuti - transition word similar to that so
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